Engage Daily Update - 23 November
Engage Daily Update - 23 November

Engage Daily Update - 23 November


Support for Individuals

Opportunity for Young People aged 16-25!
The Prince's Trust Team Programme
17 January 2022
12 Week Personal Development Programme with West College Scotland, Paisley.
Do you know a 16 – 25-year-old looking for a new challenge?
Do they want to develop skills and gain qualifications?
Would they enjoy taking part in team-building activities, a community project and work placement? 
Maybe they'd like to join our Team Programme.
Contact:  Beth or Stevie - Team Leaders
You can either:
- Support a young person to apply directly for the Programme through West College Scotland's website
- Speak to Beth or Stevie on 07881783790 and complete the referral over the phone.  
If you or a young person you know would like to find out more about the Team Programme, meet the team leaders, see the campus, and meet other young people, we are hosting two information days:
Tuesday 14th December at 11.00 sign up here
Thursday 16th December at 11.00 sign up here
@Ferguslie Learning Centre



Need space to grow?
Does your social enterprise or charity need space to grow? Bursting at the seams? Big plans for 2022? Our Investing in Enterprise Fund can invest between £10,000 and £500,000 per organisation; up to 50% (£250,000) can be a grant and the remainder a low cost repayable loan

For more information please go to:- https://bit.ly/3DO2zx2
Funder of the Week
The Scottish Land Fund
The fund will help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects. It supports communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets.

Successful applicants will clearly demonstrate that their project will help their local community to:
- achieve more sustainable economic, environmental and/or social development through ownership of land and buildings
- have a stronger role in and control over their own development
- own well managed, financially sustainable land and buildings.

We will prioritise applications that can demonstrate significant positive impact for the community as a whole. Applicants will have the opportunity to test out and develop their ideas with support from a Scottish Land Fund Adviser.

For examples of organisations that have been successful, go to:- https://bit.ly/3CrOqDV

For more information about the fund please go to:- https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/scottish-land-fund
DRC Update

At around 7pm on Thursday 18 November, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to a fire at the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) on Love Street in Paisley. An investigation into the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is underway. Unfortunately, this means that after only four days of reintroducing building-based services at the DRC, we have had to contact users of this service, their families and our staff to let them know the building will have to remain closed until further notice. The safety and wellbeing of everyone concerned is our first priority and we are working with our partners to develop interim and longer-term plans with their best interests as the main focus. We will continue to offer our outreach, digital and welfare support in the meantime. I will keep you updated on the situation once we have more details and as our plans develop.
Cop26 and community food
Although COP26 is over and food wasn’t central to the discussions, the contribution of grassroots community food activities to both environmental sustainability and addressing inequalities was recognised by the community sector.

Development Trust Alliance Scotland featured Greener Kirkcaldy’s food work as one of its case studies on environmental sustainability and the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network put together a short film that includes the food activities of Eats Rosyth, Propagate and Sustaining Dunbar. The Scottish Community Alliance published an article that highlighted Glasgow’s community food activities that aim to address food insecurity and environmental sustainability, including St Paul’s Youth Forum, The Children’s Wood and Glasgow Community Food Network.

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